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‘Age tests are ETHICAL’ Sweden demands dental checks on migrants as Britain refuses policy

MIGRANTS seeking asylum in Sweden as minors will have to prove their age with dental checks after a state watchdog ruled it ethical, the Government has announced.

Kjell Asplund, the Chair of the Swedish National council on Medical Ethics, has said it is acceptable to carry out tests on young asylum seekers if there are reasonable grounds to doubt their claimed age.

Mr Ashland added the best scientific method should be used, but warned against it becoming a routine measure.

Minors have greater protection under the law than adult asylum-seekers in Sweden.

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Migrants seeking asylum in Sweden as minors will have to prove their age with dental checks


Following the board’s decision that dental checks are ethical, it has now been tasked with performing the tests as per request.

Sweden has struggled with unprecedented levels of migrants seeking asylum in the country and it has placed a huge strain on public services in the Scandinavian country.

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The British Government ruled it out as being too ‘intrusive’


The decision to implement dental checks on minors whose age is in question comes as the British Government ruled it out as being too ”intrusive”.

Earlier this week, MP David Davies suggested migrants ages should be checked using radiographs on their teeth – but the British Dental Association said it was “vigorously opposed” to the method of assessment, calling such a move inappropriate.

And the Home Office also ruled out this basic test of legitimacy as “too intrusive”.

Former UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom savaged the Government for allowing adult migrants into the country, under the pretense they are “unaccompanied” minors.

Mr Bloom said many of the people arriving in Britain were clearly not minors and that their beards should be a “giveaway” to that fact.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/724075/Age-tests-ETHICAL-Sweden-dental-checks-migrants-Britain-refuses

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